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on the midatlantic coast from virginia to delaware, it seems beach vacations continue uninterrupted, for now at least. surf's up in ocean city, maryland. >> it's been a long time since the city's had a really bad hurricane. i'm afraid that we're kind of overdue. >> reporter: back in north carolina, locals are challenging earl to see just how bad a hurricane he will be. ron mott, kill devil hills, north carolina. >> reporter: i'm peter alexander on long island. already earl's pounding surf and dangerous rip currents extended the shores of new jersey and new york. the approaching storm has forced beach closures in places where extreme weather can actually attract a crowd. >> i don't want to see people endangering themselves. caution's the word. >> reporter: at this marina, henry uline has protectively hauled more than 100 boats to safety in the last two days. >> the tidal surge is going to be tremendous. 10, 11, 12, that will be above all the pilings. >> reporter: a catastrophic hurricane has slammed the tip of long island before. >> leaving a wide pathway of ruin inward from the sea. >> reporter: in 1
. north carolina, virginia and maryland are all on the highest level of alert as the east coast braces for the arrival of hurricane earl. even a slight shift in the projected path of what experts are calling an impressive, massive storm could spell disaster for the eastern seaboard. nbc's kristen dahlgren has the latest from north carolina's outer banks. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, there's been so much talk about where earl and its eye is going to track, and the bottom line this morning is it may not make that much difference because the hurricane-force winds extend out 90 miles from the center. tropical storm force winds out 200 miles from the center. so, along much of the coastline, things about to get much worse. as darkness fell on the carolina coast, earl strengthened, bringing with it powerful waves but also uncertainty. >> earl's a big unknown. if it stays out to sea, we probably would have been okay and gotten rain. >> reporter: do you board up? >> i haven't yet to this point, but this might be the first. >> reporter: but officials warn that the slightest change coul
concerns are it's coming northwest, the coast of north carolina and extreme southeast virginia on early friday morning and late thursday night. later on friday into saturday, for southeastern new england. just a small change in the direction of the storm could raise an impact. the large waves, beach erosion and rip currents will be a problem up and down the east coast until earl is gone. >> we're already seeing the first mandatory evacuation on north carolina's ocracoke island. how are you managing evacuations all up and down and in what regions? >> well, the evacuations are, of course, the authority of the local officials so we don't make that call. we will probably have to go with some warnings later on today as the storm gets closer and that will probably trigger other evacuations within the watch and warning areas. >> let's talk about that watch and warning area. give us an area, from where to where do you recommend that people are very conscious about this storm? >> all right. i would take anywhere along the north carolina coast, tropical storm conditions in the far southeast, all
to virginia this morning. that storm still expected to curve away from the east coast, but given the storm's size, probably will at least see tropical storm force conditions there on the outer banks of north carolina late tomorrow. back to our weather. it's pretty comfortable and tame in comparison. 59 degrees, san francisco. our main concern today is the heat. look at those temperatures. san jose, 92 degrees. even san francisco looking a little toasty today at 85. upper 80s around oakland. north bay valleys soaring into the 90s. and here you see your seven-day forecast. tomorrow looks a little hotter. we have a spare the air day today for poor air quality, especially around the south bay. as we head toward the weekend, we'll see some cooling. but it is a spare the air day around the bay area, which will impact your morning commute. there's a live look at a pretty congested 880. mike inouye, our traffic expert, as a full look at our traffic report coming up in just a few minutes. >>> and while you were sleeping, a new study came out linking three major health problems to not we h ee enoug
in the bahamas. at the navy's home in virginia, crews readies aircraft carriers and battleships to move if the going gets too rough. >> we pride ourselves on being ready to do whatever needs to be done. >> reporter: in new jersey it's the surf that's getting rough, keeping lifeguards on their toes. >> we are seeing the surf effect start to happen. our lifeguards are watching for riptides. we're keeping bathers close to shore. >> reporter: in new england where rocky seas turned deadly yesterday for a fisherman, they are bracing for the first hurricane to hit that reason since hurricane bob nearly two decades ago. >> we are well overdue. the last was in 1991. >> reporter: ready or not, welcome or not, here comes earl. fema activated national and regional response centers moving food, water and other supplies into position, brian. >> ron mott along the north carolina coast for us as well tonight. ron, thanks. >>> with us this evening, longtime hurricane specialist brian norcross from the weather channel. brian, i was listening to you earlier today make two points about the science of this.
temperatures. same thing tomorrow. a slight risk of severe weather expected across parts of virginia down through coastal carolinas and into georgia. tomorrow afternoon from the storm system that's moving that way with heavy rain today and more heavy rain tomorrow and the showers up the eastern seaboard. mild temperatures across the great lakes. warm weather over the rockies and texas. plenty of sunshine over the western two-thirds of the nation west of the mississippi river. in the pacific northwest we'll have clouds. it looks like the hawaiian islands and alaska, sunshine there and quiet >>> good morning. i'm meteorologist craig herrera. we have mostly clear conditions all over the bay area. some patches of fog along the coast and that's where we'll cool off a bit. we have a spare the air day. another one tomorrow. and the santa clara valley air quality expected to be unhealthful for sensitive groups. people with upper respiratory problems should take it easy. 70s along the beaches, more of those 90s everywhere else even around the rim of the bay. tomorrow's the warmest day, seven-day f
threaten the east coast. states of emergency have been declared in north carolina, virginia, and maryland. and from cape hatteras to cape cod, dangerous surf conditions, storm surges and powerful winds are expected later today through saturday. lifeguards are urging labor day beachgoers to be careful of dangerous rip tides. and al is following the track of the storm and he'll have a little bit more coming up in just a bit. >>> this morning, police in maryland are trying to piece together what led a gunman to storm the discovery channel's headquarters wednesday, sparking a four-hour hostage standoff. nbc's tom costello is once again in silver spring, maryland, with the very latest. tom, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. overnight, the police bomb squads were in the building. they cleared the building of four separate devices. they also found handbags, they said, or duffel bags with both guns and ski masks. this began when the suspect walked into the building, demanding to speak to company executives. nbc news called the building to try to find out what was happening,
voters in virginia that republicans have no serious ideas on how to reduce the nation's deficit. >>> it was an emotional homecoming for a pilot. greeted by his wife, pilot jack conroy called the laning the most significant thing that's happened to him in 32 years of flying. he said though he was just doing his job. >>> and hollywood legend tony curtis died last night of cardiac arrest in his home in nevada. he was perhaps best known for his role in "some like it hot." the father of jamie lee curtis, tony curtis was 85. it's 7:09. let's head back to meredith and matt. certainly a huge loss. >> and first of all, jamie lee is a very big kind of friend of ours here, and so our condolences go out to her and the entire family. it is a terrible loss. he was here in 2008 when he wrote that book about his time in hollywood and, remember, when he got there to hollywood, he was brad pitt and george clooney all rolled into one. >> great storyteller, too. >> what a life. >> amy mentioned that "some like it hot" movie where he got to kiss marilyn monroe. reporters asked him what it was like t
discontinued south of here. hurricane warnings still to the north carolina-virginia border. we've got tropical storm watches and warnings. and then for new england, we have hurricane warnings, because there is a very good possibility that earl could strike nantucket, jutting out there into the atlantic. again, the storm surge is about 2 to 3 feet, maybe 4 in some sections. five really in unusual areas. and again, this system is very tightly packed. it is raining but there's dry air to the north and so it's having a little trouble getting the northern fringes of the storm up into the new york area right now. rainfall amounts generally about 3 to four inches, some areas may pick up 5 to 6 inches and as you can see offshore of new england the rainfall amounts go over the rain bucket more than ten inches of rain. so a very potent storm still. still a dangerous storm, but as you said it could have been a lot worse. back to you. >> thank you, al. we'll check back in a couple of minutes. let's go down the coast about 50 miles. jim cantore is in cape hatteras. jim, how's it looking there? >> reporter:
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